Wednesday, April 11, 2012

How Nice! A Blog Award for In A Jam

This whole blogging thing is still very new to me. So imagine my surprise when I saw that my little effort to share some of what I love about home preserving was recently given the Liebster Blog award. This particular award is especially nice because it carries with it a "pay it forward" element that continues the chain of recognition and kindness. Essentially, someone wonderful has taken the time to acknowledge my efforts with this blog, and acceptance of the award means that I now have the chance to recognize five other blogs that I find interesting. In addition, I get to share my selections with you here.

First things first; thanks so much to Pammy from Thyme Square Gardens, who bestowed this award on In a Jam. Pammy is an amazing organic gardener and shares her talent and creativity regularly on her own inspiring blog.

Next, the Liebster Blog "Official Rules:"

1. Link back to the person who gave it to you and thank them.
2. Post the award to your blog.
3. Give the award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers that you appreciate and value.
4. Leave a comment on the 5 blogs to let them know that they've been offered this award.

Finally, my five Liebster Blog awardees. I urge you all to check them out and support those who take the time to share their stories, knowledge, expertise, or even a laugh with everyone on the Net.

Adirondack Dog - Cheryl is a great lady who devotes much of her life to outreach and education on issues that affect the blind. She's also a driving force behind one of the Guiding Eyes puppy raising programs in Upstate New York. Her brand new blog and site follow her adventures with her faithful companion, King and will also soon be a great place to shop for unique dog items..

Help the World - Karen Flewelling is a truly inspirational soul. She works tirelessly to bring supplies, water, medical attention - whatever's needed - to parts of the world and people in need. Check out her blog where she shares news of her latest efforts and maybe you'll feel moved, as I did, to help.

Fig and Walnut - The young lady who writes this blog is clearly passionate about food, and that's all I really need to know. The photography is lovely, the recipes look amazing and she'll take you on a food voyage around the world. - In the interest of full disclosure, I actually have no idea how many followers this blog has, but whatever it is, there should be more. Drool-worthy photos and an ingredient searchable list of cocktail recipes should make this your first stop when planning a party, or a quiet evening for two.

Machine Embroidery Crafts - Finally, a shout out to a blog that focuses on another hobby I'm passionate about, machine embroidery. Barbara regularly posts pictures of her latest creations, gives some tips on how she made them and provides some resources for crafters, along with a link to her store if you want to buy any of the adorable items she makes.

Thanks again for the honor, Pammy!


  1. Sydney, this is GREAT!! Pleased to see that you awarded Cheryl and Karen 2 of your 5 awards!

    Will check out the other three after posting!

  2. nice posting. thanks for sharing


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